The Hororata Highland Games was born out of the community’s desire to take charge of its own destiny following the September 2010 earthquakes. This unique event is best described as a traditional Scottish Highland Games with a Kiwi Twist. The competitions are at the heart of the event and the Games are the only event in the South Island that offer all the traditional Scottish competitions. The Games offer a complete day out where you can watch, complete, have-a-go and discover.

Click here to visit the Hororata Highland Games YouTube channel


Information on tickets for the Games. Read more

What’s on

Watch, discover, have a go – so many ways to enjoy the Games for individuals, teams, friends and families.  Read more


Check the schedule of all the events and attractions at the Games. Read more

Where to stay

Accommodation near the Games. Read more